Games To Welcome Fall

Celebrate the arrival of fall with these games!

By Achi Ikeda. Posted 10/18/2021 14:53 Comment on this     ShareThis

It’s mid October now. The leaves are beginning to change color and Halloween decorations and decorative pumpkins are appearing on porches. In my opinion, it’s the best time of the year! So why not celebrate with a cozy sweater, a cup of warm apple cider, and one of these games?

Horror games were not included in this list as they can easily be a list on their own.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is likely the most well known and obvious game on this list. But it’s still worth mentioning as it is a great way to welcome the change of any season. With the changing environment of your island, holidays, and seasonal clothes, there are so many seasonal festivities to enjoy. And of course, seasonal furniture to decorate your island and home with! So far, no news of additional seasonal Halloween items this year but there is the return of The Roost, Brewster, and more in a soon update! All the more reason to return to your island in New Horizons and say hello again to your villagers. They miss you!

Check out the 20-minute direct on the update tomorrow!

Night in the Woods

If you love fall, indies, or a good story with quirky characters and haven’t yet played Night in the Woods then how did this game fall past your radar? Night in the Woods is no hidden gem, but a well beloved indie where you play as Mae Borowski, a college dropout returning to her hometown, Possum Springs. Enjoy humorous conversations as you reconnect with old friends and start to realize that something sinister is going on. It’s a melancholic look at mental health, friendship, and the struggle of “adulting.” It also has one of my favorite video game soundtracks of all time.

Why is it suited for autumn? Along with the spooky story, the game takes place in October! It’s very atmospheric and the most Halloweeny game on this list.

Stardew Valley

A big part of the fall season is harvest! What better farming game is there to play other than Stardew Valley? Stardew Valley may not be the newest release on this list, but I bet many of us pick it up here and there, so what better time to start a new farm than fall?

If you haven’t yet played Stardew Valley then now’s the time to try it! There’s a reason it’s sold over a million copies!

Luigi’s Mansion 3

Luigi’s Mansion 3 was a huge success. It was the fastest selling Switch game of 2019, outperforming The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. Luigi’s Mansion is the perfect, fun with just a little spooky, game for October. It was even released on Halloween! It is especially fun with a friend of loved one as you can play through the whole game in co-op.

You play as the frightened Luigi and deadpan Gooigi exploring your way up the Last Resort Hotel. Slam, blow away, and vacuum up ghosts in your path with your trusty Poltergust G-00 in an attempt to rescue Mario and friends.

Limbo and Inside

Play Dead’s Limbo has its roots in indie game history. One of the first indie games to get mainstream media spotlight and for good reason. It inspired so many games that followed it with its excellent combination of puzzles, mystery, and chilling atmosphere. It does a lot with its simple visuals and is a must for any indie or puzzle game fans. But my favorite Play Dead game is Inside. Another chilling puzzle game, but, in my opinion, so much creepier. Play Dead developers are experts in terrifying you without needing jump-scares or disgusting monsters.

Buying one of these games off of the eShop instantly gets you the other at a discounted price. Limbo is currently only $2 on the eShop!


What happens when ex-Disney employees decide to create video games? You get Night School Studio and Oxenfree. Oxenfree is a supernatural thriller about a group of teens who stumble upon eerie supernatural activity on a local island. Even if you’ve already played Oxenfree, did you get all the endings? There are multiple endings to Oxenfree depending on what decisions you make throughout the game.

Oxenfree also has an upcoming sequel, Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals!

What did you think of this list? Were there any games you feel deserve a spot? Let us know in the comments!

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